Category Archives: biology

A Cool New Classroom Game from Quizlet!

Have you tried the new classroom game from Quizlet? I confess.  Yesterday, I really needed an engaging way to help my students review our big unit on Chromosomes, Cell Cycle (Mitosis), and Meiosis.  Most of my students are familiar with … Continue reading

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A Sample Unit Plan Using Sketch Notes-Cellular Molecular Biology (Cell Size, Chromosomes, Cell Cycle, Meiosis)

Cellular Molecular Biology Unit- What does a unit plan look like in my classroom incorporating Sketch Notes? I have just completed a large Cellular Molecular Biology Unit with my students. (They test within the next couple of days since we … Continue reading

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What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom?

(c)copyright 2018 DrM What Does the Research Say About Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom? Good question!  Since I’ve been using sketch notes with my students this year, I’ve been asked this question many times.  My dissertation work was rooted … Continue reading

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Need a Cute Activity for Valentine’s Day? Create an “Anatomically Correct” Valentine

Need a Cute Valentine’s Day Activity? How about Creating an Anatomically Correct Valentine Heart? I developed this several years ago and always used it with my Anatomy and Physiology classes.  They loved it!  Some years, I had the students draw … Continue reading

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Will You Be Mine Foxy Valentine? Fun with Fox Genetics! Adorable Activity for Valentine’s Day!

Will You Be Mine Foxy Valentine?  Fun with Fox Genetics! Looking for a cute activity for your Science classes for Valentine’s Day?  THIS is what I’m doing with my 9th grade Biology classes! Several years ago, I adapted a genetics … Continue reading

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Using Sketch Notes With The Cell Size Lab (Potato & Iodine Version)

How Can I Do The Cell Size Lab If I Don’t Have Agar? I love the Cell Size Lab that uses agar and an indicator. It just an awesome lab to help my students see how things diffuse into the … Continue reading

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